Democrats have been tying themselves in knots trying to make the killing of Soleimani a bad thing.
But Trump recently got an unexpected defender.
Obama’s former DHS secretary Jeh Johnson threw cold water on Democrat talking points this weekend.
WATCH: Obama’s DHS Secretary Obliterates Dems’ Talking Points Over Soleimani’s Death
Since the United States carried out an airstrike last week that killed Iranian terrorist Qasem Soleimani, Democrats have repeatedly taken issue with the fact that the Trump administration didn’t ask for Congressional approval.
President Barack Obama’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson completely debunked that notion during a Sunday morning interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press.”
“If you believe everything our government is saying about General Soleimani, he was a lawful military objective and the president, under his Constitutional authority as commander-in-chief, had ample domestic legal authority to take him out without additional Congressional authorization,” Johnson explained.
“Whether he was a terrorist or a general in a military force that was engaged in armed attacks against our people, he was a lawful military objective.”…
In this case, “destroying” Soleimani provided the United States a strong military advantage.
Watch the video below:
This morning, Obama DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson debunked Democrats' claim that Congress needed to approve Soleimani strike
Johnson: Soleimani was a "lawful military objective" & the President had "ample domestic legal authority to take him out" pic.twitter.com/1LUqYAwm9j
— Zach Parkinson (@AZachParkinson) January 5, 2020
As mentioned, Johnson was previously DoD's General Counsel during Obama Admin, and was 1 of the lawyers who gave legal clearance for Bin Laden raid
In other words, a trusted Dem voice on legality of taking out terrorists and drone strikeshttps://t.co/TsNOkwiVWZ
— Zach Parkinson (@AZachParkinson) January 6, 2020
Democrats will be so disappointed.
Have you noticed how sad they are about the death of this enemy of America?